Kota Kinabalu: A total of 495,000 students across the state received the 1Malaysia Special School Aid from the Government today.
The contribution presented to students from 1,920 schools throughout the State involved an allocation of RM4.3 million.
State Education Director Datuk Jame Alip said each student would receive RM100 with the objective of easing the parents or guardians burden when school commenced.
Speaking during the presentation of the special school aid at the SK Malawa school Hall, at Sepanggar he stressed that parents should utilise the monetary assistance wisely and spend it for their children education.
He also stated that school management should not decrease the amount for their student or strict action could taken held against them.
“I do not want issues such as schools that are trying to cut the amount of aid from RM100 to RM70 for instance. I will not allow such thing,” he said, adding principals of the schools concerned would be given a show cause letter once found guilty of such offense.
On another note, Jame said the UPSR performance in this country had improved tremendously, with last year’s results being better as compared to other states in this country.
The event was officiated by the Minister of Community Development and Consumers Affairs Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayib – By Nuzir Andi Samsiar/Sayang Sabah